This is a rework of an animation I made last year to help promote ‘World Oceans Day’ on June 8th, as well as all the amazing people and organizations helping to clean our seas. The idea for this was that in the same way people will write ‘clean me’ on a dirty car or lorry – as a joke that also hopefully prompts the owner to clean their vehicle, I thought it would be good to use that statement but apply it to the floating island of plastic waste, known as the ‘Pacific Garbage Patch’. This reworked version has a whole new texture applied to everything, which I think works much better than the flat colours in the original. Also the new logos at the end are for ‘Plastic Tides’ and ‘World Oceans Day’, as it was a message out of the blue from Plastic Tides thanking me for the animation I made a year ago, that prompted me to do this rework in time for ‘World Oceans Day’ on June 8th.
All the bits of rubbish were distributed using the plugin ‘Pastich’ and animated using ‘Newton’ both made by Motion Boutique on AEScipts. Trapcode ‘Particular’ was also used to scatter objects for the main garbage patch. The texture was created in Photoshop using the native ‘Airbrush-Grainy Opaque’ brush preset which was perfect for adding the detail. Aside from that the only other new thing was the use of a Diffusion filter in Magic Bullet Looks, which I think helps give everything a subtle sense of atmosphere. Also the splash at the end for the ‘Plastic Tides’ logo was made using these really great free water elements from ‘FX Elements’.